Rough Water
Travie McCoy Lyrics


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Hey oh, never let go of me
Hold tight, it's gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby)
Never never let you drown, even if we're going down
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I'm sinking

Loose lips sink ships that's what someone told me
But this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me
We been through rough water anytime it was tougher
But the fact I came back to remind you I love ya
And if that's not enough, well I can one up ya
I pinky promise touch thumbs I'll never make you suffer
And all I ask in return is some reciprocation
I'll be your oxygen when you're running out of patience

So take a deep breath, and hold it tight
My heart is yours just reassure me that you'll hold it right
Don't be offended, I'm just the cautious type
To always be around and hold you down and never under, like

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go)
Hold tight, it's gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we're going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I'm sinking

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

This is my message in a bottle, I hope that you receive it
If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it
To whom it may concern, insert your name here
It's destiny that we were both born in the same year
Three months apart, but on the same sphere
Staring at the sun, inhaling the same air
This type of love we got, they'll never get it
I'll be the Leo DiCaprio to your Kate Winslet
Sometimes I panic but I never take it for granted
I'll hold you 'til my lips turn blue like Jack in Titanic
And if I lose my grip, then just promise me this
You'll keep my love in a locket and always rock it, like

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go, never let go)
Hold tight, it's gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight mama, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we're going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I'm sinking

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

There's times where like
We find it hard
To hold on to something
That was never meant to be held onto
But you let it go
If it comes back it was meant to be
If not, just let it be, c'mon

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go, never let go)
Hold tight, it's gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight mama, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we're going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I'm sinking





Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to the song "Rough Water" by Travie McCoy convey a message of love and loyalty. The chorus repeatedly emphasizes the importance of holding tight and not letting go, even in the face of hardship. The lines "loose lips sink ships" and "this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me" signify the idea that in a relationship, one must be responsible with their words and actions to prevent sinking. The artist promises to always be there, to be the oxygen in times of impatience, to be the cautious type, and to hold down when their partner is sinking. The lines "you'll keep my love in a locket and always rock it" symbolize the forever-lasting nature of their love.


The verses further underscore the message of undying devotion. The artist writes a message in a bottle, wishing that it would reach their partner's feet. The two were born in the same year and allude to a shared destiny. The artist compares their love to that of Jack and Kate in Titanic and promises to forever hold their partner like Jack holding onto the floating debris. The song concludes with the lines "let it go, if it comes back it was meant to be, if not, let it be," signifying the mutual understanding that their love is meant to be.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey oh, never let go of me
I need your unwavering support and comfort in tough times.


Hold tight, it's gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby)
Hold on to me tight and don't let go even if it gets difficult.


Never never let you drown, even if we're going down
I will always be there for you and support you, no matter the situation.


When I'm sinking
When I am struggling or in trouble, I need you to hold on to me and not let me fall.


Loose lips sink ships that's what someone told me
Be careful of what you say, as it can hurt and create problems in a relationship.


But this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me
As long as we are together, our relationship will remain strong and endure any hardships.


We been through rough water anytime it was tougher
We have experienced difficult times, but have always made it through together.


But the fact I came back to remind you I love ya
I came back to let you know that I still love you and always will.


And if that's not enough, well I can one up ya
If my love and commitment is not enough, I am willing to do more to show you how I feel.


I pinky promise touch thumbs I'll never make you suffer
I promise to always be faithful and never do anything to hurt you.


And all I ask in return is some reciprocation
I hope you love and support me in the same way that I do for you.


I'll be your oxygen when you're running out of patience
I will support and comfort you when you are feeling stressed or frustrated.


So take a deep breath, and hold it tight
Stay calm and hold me tight, even if things get difficult or scary.


My heart is yours just reassure me that you'll hold it right
I trust you with my heart, but I need you to show me that you will protect it and love me back.


Don't be offended, I'm just the cautious type
I may seem overly cautious or protective, but it's only because I care about you deeply.


To always be around and hold you down and never under, like
I want to support you and be there for you, even when things get tough, like a solid foundation.


This is my message in a bottle, I hope that you receive it
I am sending you my love and affection, hoping that you will understand my feelings.


If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it
If you receive my love and affection, I hope you will appreciate and reciprocate it.


To whom it may concern, insert your name here
This message is for you, my love, and I hope you know that you are the most important person in my life.


It's destiny that we were both born in the same year
It's fate that we were born at the same time, and meant to be together.


Three months apart, but on the same sphere
We are close together in age and share the same world, and our love is meant to exist in this world.


Staring at the sun, inhaling the same air
We share the same experiences, and are always together in the same world, enjoying all the good things life has to offer.


This type of love we got, they'll never get it
Our love is unique and special, and no one can ever understand or experience it in the same way.


I'll be the Leo DiCaprio to your Kate Winslet
Our love is like the one depicted in the movie Titanic, and I will always be there for you like Leo was for Kate in the movie.


Sometimes I panic but I never take it for granted
I may feel scared or uncertain at times, but I never forget how much you mean to me.


I'll hold you 'til my lips turn blue like Jack in Titanic
I will hold on to you until the very end, no matter what, like how Jack held on to Rose even in his last moments.


And if I lose my grip, then just promise me this
If I ever lose my hold on you, I hope you will promise to never forget our love, no matter what happens.


You'll keep my love in a locket and always rock it, like
I hope you will carry my love with you always, like a precious treasure, and cherish it forever.


There's times where like
There are times when we may struggle or feel unsure.


We find it hard
We may find it difficult or challenging.


To hold on to something
To hold on to our love and relationship.


That was never meant to be held onto
If our love was not meant to be, it may be hard to hold on to it.


But you let it go
Sometimes it's necessary to let go of things that are not meant to be.


If it comes back it was meant to be
If our love comes back to us in the end, it was truly meant to be.


If not, just let it be, c'mon
If our love is not meant to be, we should accept it and move on.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: TRAVIS MCCOY, BENJAMIN LEVIN, DANIEL OMELIO, ANMAR MALIK

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Comments from YouTube:

@drvren030

This song deserves WAAAY more recognition that it actually has!!!

@KellehNikole

I agree such a great duo they sound good together

@leymiho9

THIS SONG DESERVES MORE VIEWS! THIS KIND OF SONG DESERVES TO BE FAMOUS.

@nairneeraj31

leymiho9 damn right i agree

@drake4954

So tru

@sidhantbastola965

+leymiho9 get lost

@jonathantan5952

+leymiho9 Yah

@selenakerstetter3298

No it doesn't .

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@neena666

Travie is such a cool, inspirational and smart guy. His lyrics are always good and they hit you so hard... I love him so fucking much tbh

@NoushinAdiya

MrsColedo U r right.I also love him soooooooo much.

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